ASTRO 532 - The High Energy Universe
Section: 001
Term: FA 2019
Subject: Astronomy (ASTRO)
Department: LSA Astronomy
Requirements & Distribution:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing and permission of instructor.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course is composed of three main parts: (i) radiative processes; (ii) accretion physics; (iii) compact objects. Specific topics include: (i) radiative transport basics, blackbody radiation and radiation from moving charges (free-free, synchrotron, and Compton emission), pair production and annihilation; (ii) gas dynamics and plasma concepts, Bondi-Hoyle accretion, Shakura-Sunyaev disks, radiatively inefficient accretion and their applications, Eddington limit, Salpeter time and cosmic accretion history (iii) AGN, X-ray binaries, pulsars, plus fundamentals of gravitational waves.

ASTRO 532 - The High Energy Universe
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001 (LEC)
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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